Accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme
National Disability Insurance Agency
Or for more information click on this website link https://www.ndis.gov.au/
To download Access request and supporting evidence forms, click on this website link.
For more information on your local Local Area Coordination (LAC) (age 7 – 65 years old) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services (under 6 years old) to assist with accessing the NDIS, go to: https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-each-state/queensland
Get Help to Access the NDIS
The Assessment and Referral Team (ART) works directly with individuals to support them to access the NDIS.
ART can help people with disability aged between 7 and 65 who are potentially eligible for NDIS supports.
ART can help you:
- Check your NDIS eligibility.
- Prepare and collect relevant documentation to support your application.
- Fill out NDIS forms.
- Arrange specialist assessments.
- Discuss your disability related needs with specialists and doctors.
- Submit your application to the NDIS and track its progress until finished.
Click here for further information and which geographic areas the program covers: https://queenslandcommunities.engagementhub.com.au/disability-connect-and-outreach-hub
Email ART – email ARTenquiries@communities.qld.gov.au. In your email, please include your name and phone number and a case manager will contact you in 5 to 10 working days.
Phone ART– call 1800 569 040 and talk to an ART team member.
Make a referral– submit an online referral form for you or someone you support.
QDN and Targeted Outreach Program: If you, or someone you support, needs help with talking to or connecting with ART, Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is available to help. ART is working with QDN who is helping people who may need some extra help getting started. QDN can also work with organisations and community groups to help their clients understand more about the NDIS and the supports it can provide, and connect them with ART. Contact QDN on 1300 363 783 or email@example.com. or click on their website page https://qdn.org.au/our-work/ndis-targeted-outreach/
Please see our Disability Advocacy services page.